Park Cities Crime Reports July 19-24

SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: LOST LAPTOP

A jerk took a Dell Latitude 5420 laptop from the workstation of a Whole Foods employee in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive at 5:40 p.m. July 21.

HIGHLAND PARK

19 Tuesday

Reported at 12:43 p.m.: a fraudster altered a check mailed by a man from the 4500 block of Belfort Place.

21 Thursday

Arrested at 2:10 a.m.: a 27-year-old woman accused of possession of a controlled substance and for warrants in the 4800 block of Abbott Avenue

A good neighbor found a Beretta rifle case with only a cleaning rod inside on the ground in the 4600 block of Southern Avenue and turned it in to police at 12:55 p.m.

Police in the 4700 block of Drexel Drive tried to find the owner of a pair of AirPods that had been in police custody for about a week prior at 2:26 p.m.

Reported at 3:17 p.m.: a burglar made off with a bicycle from a home in the 4600 block of Southern Avenue.

A thief drove off in a Ford F150 from the 4000 block of Miramar Avenue with an attached 10-foot trailer that had a push lawnmower, a riding lawnmower, and two leaf blowers inside before 4:09 p.m. The truck was later found abandoned, but the lawn equipment remained missing.

22 Friday

Arrested at 3:49 a.m.: a 26 year old accused of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and public intoxication in the 4300 block of Macarthur Avenue.

A pilferer picked the front license plate from a Nissan Murano parked at the Dallas Country Club in the 4100 block of Beverly Drive before 3:30 p.m.

23 Saturday

A ne’er do well nabbed a $50 Hermes agenda day timer and a $100 Stella gym bag containing a Dell laptop charger, and an AirTag from a Tesla parked in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue before 3:30 p.m.

24 Sunday

A rogue shattered the driver’s side rear passenger window and damaged the driver’s side front window of a Yukon Denali parked in the 3400 block of Gillon Avenue at 3:41 p.m.

UNIVERSITY PARK

19 Tuesday

A crook broke into a Lexus parked in a garage in the 6000 block of Preston Road and took a bag, computer hardware/software, $200 worth of clothing, and more from inside before 3:20 p.m.

A stealer took a Lenovo T480, a debit card, $100 worth of office equipment, and more from a GMC parked in the Plaza at Preston Center before 8 p.m.

20 Wednesday

A bicycle burglar took a Trek mountain bike from a restaurant in Snider Plaza around 5:30 p.m.

21 Thursday

A pilferer found easy pickings of a set of golf clubs and bags left in an unlocked Range Rover in the 4200 block of Stanhope Drive before 3:57 a.m.

A thief took tail lights off a Ford F150 in the 4500 block of University Boulevard overnight before 6 a.m.

Arrested at 11:36 a.m.: a 62-year-old man accused of driving while intoxicated in the 5900 block of Preston Road.

22 Friday

Arrested at 10:36 a.m.: a 28-year-old man accused of driving while intoxicated in the 1600 block of Chestnut Street

23 Saturday

A purse pilferer took a Luis Vuitton handbag with a Gucci wallet, cards, and $100 cash inside from an Audi in the 8400 block of Preston Road at 3:19 p.m.

Arrested at 9:51 p.m.: a 35-year-old man accused of public intoxication in the 3900 block of Lovers Lane Circle.

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at rachel.snyder@peoplenewspapers.com

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